The 38th annual Jalsa Salana hosted by Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at of Canada was held recently at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. Justin Trudeau, the leader of the Liberal Party, was the guest of honor for the occasion.
The motto of the three-day event was “Love for All, Hatred for None”. Yet the man who reads from the Koran in the following video is delivering a somewhat different message. Just prior to Mr. Trudeau’s speech, he quotes a verse that describes just how really, really bad apostates from Islam are. This particular verse doesn’t say explicitly that apostates must be killed, but an alert listener will get the drift.
Also, pay attention to Justin Trudeau’s introductory words and see if you notice the same thing I did.
Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading this video:
Those who are interested in hearing more may watch the full 4 hour and 41 minute video on the MTA Canada YouTube channel.
What about those women and children mentioned by Mr. Trudeau?
The article by Laura Armstrong in The Star (the same article that appeared in other online news outlets; it appears to be the standard account of the event) includes this description:
A rainbow of Hijabs and the pitter-patter of little feet livened up the women’s auxiliary, but the message was the same: love for all, hatred for none.
But what Ms. Armstrong fails to note is that those women and their pitter-patterers were somewhere else, and not in the main room where the speakers were holding forth. Except for the few hijabs visible on the podium, it would seem that the primary meeting area for the Jalsa Salana was a males-only venue. Considering that this event was held in Canada, one would have expected a great uproar outside the building, with angry feminists carrying picket signs and shouting slogans. The Religion of Peace seems to have been given a free pass, as usual.
The same article includes this superb example of objective reporting:
[The keynote speaker Maulana Mubarak Ahmad] Nazir, a leader in the country’s Ahmadi community, was a beacon of light as he stepped to the podium, his white suit a stark contrast to the heavy black curtains cornering off the main room.
Are the women mentioned by Mr. Trudeau in the corners of the room behind those black curtains? If so, how does Mr. Nazir’s radiant luminosity penetrate into their purdah?
It seems that the fabled light of Islam is for men only.